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Man with a knife robs Northwest Side businesses

A man armed with two knives robbed three businesses early Wednesday on the Northwest Side and in northwest suburban Norridge. | Chicago Police

A man armed with two knives robbed three businesses early Wednesday on the Northwest Side.

In each case, the man entered the business and showed a knife while demanding money from the register, according to Chicago Police.

The robberies were reported:

  • at 12:40 a.m. in the 5600 block of West Irving Park Road in the Portage Park neighborhood;
  • at 7:30 a.m. in the 7200 block of West Higgins Avenue in the Oriole Park neighborhood; and
  • at 8:39 a.m. in the 7500 block of West Irving Park Road on the border of Chicago and suburban Norridge.

The robber was described as between 20 and 25 years old, white or Hispanic, 5-foot-8 to 6-foot and 180 to 200 pounds, police said. He wore a Blackhawks sweatshirt, gray jeans and a white bandana. He was armed with two knives.

A second suspect, described as a white female, was seen driving a red SUV, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.